‘Headless chicken monster’ filmed near Antarctica for the first time

Australian researchers detected the to a great degree uncommon animal in the Southern Ocean, putting on its best face for the camera.




The profound seas off the shore of Antarctica have served up a lot of frightening animals.

You’ve seen the regressive strolling arachnid shellfish, you’ve seen the anonymous fish and the super-faulty nut worm.

Presently look on the “headless chicken beast” and hopelessness.



Out of the blue, researchers in the Australian Antarctic Division have gotten the uncommon marine animal on camera, presenting a video on YouTube on Sunday, in the Southern Ocean off the bank of East Antarctica. The swimming ocean cucumber, referred to all the more formally as enypniastes eximia, has been taped just once before in the Gulf of Mexico.

The “headless chicken beast” name is no exaggeration. The red shaded ocean cucumber has wing-like webbing on its sides that it uses to swim, and where you may expect a head, there’s only a round ring of limbs that gives the impression it’s simply met with the slashing square.

The animal was caught on a submerged camera outlined by the Australian Antarctic Division to connect to business angling hardware utilized in the Southern Ocean. The camera connects to longlines and can go to profundities of up to 3 kilometers, because of its “greatly tough” packaging.

“We required something that could be tossed from the side of a pontoon, and would keep working dependably under extraordinary weight in the pitch dark for extensive stretches of time,” said Australian Antarctic Division program pioneer Dr. Dirk Welsford.

“A portion of the recording we are getting once more from the cameras is amazing, including species we have never found in this piece of the world.”

And demonstrating us uncommon species and at no other time seen parts of the sea depths, the recording is likewise being utilized to help enhance marine protection and business angling activities.



“It’s an extremely basic and pragmatic arrangement which is straightforwardly adding to enhancing economical angling hones,” Welsford said.

“The cameras are giving vital data about zones of ocean depths that can withstand this kind of angling, and touchy territories that ought to be maintained a strategic distance from.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here